Netflix has announced the untitled scripted series about Spotify, the Swedish startup that shook the entertainment industry and became one of the world’s leading music services.
The limited series is inspired by the book Spotify Untold by authors Sven Carlsson and Jonas Leijonhufvud, both business reporters at Swedish Dagens Industri. Acclaimed Per-Olav Sørensen (Quicksand, Home for Christmas and Nobel) will be directing and Berna Levin (Young Wallander, Hidden and The Girl in the Spider’s Web) will serve as executive producer.
At the height of piracy, established heavy-hitters were fighting against where the turbulent music industry was heading. The series centers around young Swedish tech entrepreneurs, Daniel Ek, and his partner Martin Lorentzon, who revolutionized an entire industry by offering free and legal streamed music around the world. It is a story about how hard convictions, unrelenting will, access and big dreams can help small players challenge the status quo by evolving the way we can all listen to music.